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Ask Dr. Ruth

Over the years, Dr. Ruth has been asked many questions about her diet and lifestyle.  This has given life to "Ask Dr. Ruth": a section of the website chronicling some of the many questions asked of her. Feel free to peruse past Q & A's and if you have a question that isn't listed here, you can submit it to Dr. Ruth using the form below.  She replies to all questions happily, free of charge, and as promptly as possible.

Category Archives: Vegan Proteins

Vegetarianism: Myths and Realities

(The following are excerpts from a talk given in 2003 to a group of Hawaii dietitians.)  Question #1:  Are there better health implications with a vegetarian diet versus a diet that consists of lean meats? Dr. Ruth: Yes, there are a number of long-term, large-scale studies that show that a vegetarian diet is healthier as measuredContinue Reading

Alcohol and Protein Requirements for Endurance Athletes

Dear Dr. Ruth, I read in your book that alcohol in any dose is bad for you.  Is this true of wine, too?  And the second thing… what about all the sports medicine studies that claim runners and other high endurance athletes need 15 to 20 % more protein than couch potatoes.  I figure thisContinue Reading

Beans, Soy, Weight gain and B12

Dear Dr. Ruth, Is it possible to be a healthy Vegan/Vegetarian without eating beans/legumes/soy? If yes, should I avoid grains if I don’t eat beans and only eat nuts/oily seeds/vegetables/fruit? I’m an underweight male hgt 5’7″  wgt 52 kg who would like to gain weight. I currently eat :nuts (almonds,cashews,walnuts) seeds (sesame, sunflower,pumpkin,flax) whole sourdough speltContinue Reading

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